events

Sunday, July 1st, 11am - 6pm

Canada Day Anne of Green Gables Party!

If there's one thing we love at Dirt Candy, it's Anne of Green Gables, and when I say "love" I mean every single one of us loves Anne of Green Gables with a passionate, obsessive, intense love that burns like the heart of a thousand suns. This year it's Anne's 110th anniversary, so we decided to celebrate Canada Day with an Anne of Green Gables Party!

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES PARTY!

Sunday, July 1, 11am - 6pm

Everyone can order from a special Anne of Green Gables Menu, we'll be screening every single version of Anne of Green Gables we can find, and everyone who comes will get a free copy of the book! Because it's the greatest book in the world and you should all read it.

All you have to do is make a reservation either on Open Table, or give us a call (212-228-7732).

What's on the Anne of Green Gables menu? I mean, besides Raspberry Cordial. It's a mix of dishes from the book, and from Canada, and here's a sample:

Tomato Biscuits
"Mrs. Rachel and Marilla sat comfortably in the parlor while Anne got the tea and made hot biscuits that were light and white enough to defy even Mrs. Rachel’s criticism."

Macaroni Pie with Canadian Cheddar!

Splendid Lettuce Salad!
"Oh, Anne, mayn’t I help you cook the dinner?” implored Diana. “You know I can make splendid lettuce salad."

Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches!

Cowcumber Boats
"I’ll do the best I can for you in the way of tea but I warn you not to expect anything but bread and butter and some cowcumbers."

Corny Hush Puppies with Maple Butter!

Chocolate and Raspberry Goblins Food Cake
"I dreamed last night that I was chased all around by a fearful goblin with a big layer cake for a head."

Carrot French Toast with Ginger Butter (because Anne is a carrot top and a ginger)
"Come here, child, and let me have a look at you. Lawful heart, did anyone ever see such freckles? And hair as red as carrots!"

Raspberry Cordial!
Blueberry Lemonade!
Currant Mimosas!

And a whole lot more! Plus, redheads get a free scoop of ice cream with their desserts! So come on down and celebrate Canada Day, and Anne of Green Gables, with us! Seriously, if you don't love Anne (and Canada), what's wrong with you?

Friday, June 29 @ 9:30am

Cupcakes & Coffee Celebration!

10 years ago, in 2008, Dirt Candy opened and changed my life. To say thank you to all my amazing customers who've kept me in business, I'm going to be doing a bunch of events for the rest of the year, and this is the first.

Friday, June 29th, at 9:30am come on by Dirt Candy for free coffee and cupcakes! We'll be shooting an episode of Reality Cupcakes, the Food Network reality show where baker Ashley Foxen visits different locations making the weirdest and most wonderful cupcakes you'll ever see. That cup of noodles up there? That's a cupcake. She's made sushi cupcakes. Bagel cupcakes. Hamburger and fries cupcakes. They're all actual cupcakes that look totally like something else, and the moment of confusion where your eyes say one thing and your mouth says another is a pretty amazing experience.

She's doing special surprise cupcakes for Dirt Candy's 10th anniversary and we want you to come down and help us eat them. You might wind up on camera, so make sure you put on your less-stained party pants. Unfortunately, we won't have any vegan options, but everything will be 100% vegetarian. And kids are welcome!

We'd love it if you dropped a line to jackie@dirtcandynyc.com so we can get a rough head count and know how much coffee to make, but feel free to just show up, and bring your family. There will be plenty of cupcakes, and it'll be nice to see people at such a weird hour.

Dirt Candy officially opened in October of 2008, but in June, 2008, around this time exactly ten years ago, my first contractor was about to vanish, stealing all the building materials I'd paid for, leaving me high and dry. At the time, I thought I wouldn't survive. This is the party where I'm celebrating the fact that I not only did, but thanks to you guys, it all worked out in the end. So come on down and do a victory dance with us!

There's no better way to start the day than a total sugar rush!